The second state of mind means direct contact / alignment with reality. It is not possible for this alignment to be indirect, i.e. through something else, as that would contradict its nature.
One example of such a misalignment is reliance on authority. Teachers, gurus, organizations etc. are necessarily of limited help in the uncovering of the second state – they may provide useful tools and point to the door, but when it comes to the final ‘break’ (into the second state), dependence on authority is in actuality detrimental – the very fact that one is expecting the answer to come from somewhere else will fragment and block.
In other words: don’t look for answers elsewhere – all you need is already inside you.
Even better: don’t look, and you are there!